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Pasquale, Boris and the Viper 5 win World Championships

Eleven countries were participating in 2022 World Paramotor Championships, which took place in Saquarema, Brazil during 10 days of April. There were 43 pilots flying in the most prestigious PF1 class (foot launch), 18 in PL1 class (single trike) and 6 teams of the PL2 (tandem trike).

Italian pilot Pasquale Biondo won the World Champion Title flying the Ozone Viper 5. 

Boris Tysebaert finished 1st in PL1 single trike class also flying the Viper 5. 2nd place was taken by Michael Merle flying Ozone Freeride.

Other Ozone team pilots Alex Mateos (5), Nicolas Aubert (6), Marie Mateos (8),  Sando Passeri (9) finished in the top 10, all of them flying the Viper 5. 

Alex Mateos, who was holding the World Champion Title since 2014, flew incredibly well throughout the event, scored maximum 1000 points in 4 out of 8 tasks but he was unlucky to have engine problem, scored zero in two tasks, which unfortunately put him in the 5th position in the final results. 

Marie Mateos naturally was the best female pilot, although there were only two girls competing and both flying Ozone wings.  Marie finished 8th.  Second female pilot was Brazilian Marcia Farkouh flying foot launch and the Sirocco 3 18. She took 25th position overall.   

Nicolas Aubert finished 6th in overall results, he scored max points in two tasks. 

Five out of ten top pilots were flying the Viper 5 in the class PF1. Two Ozone pilots on the podium in PL1.

The winning nation was the French Team.  

Full results: http://wpc2022.com.br/en/score/

Congrats and cheers from all of us here at Ozone.

photos by Farr Films

The French Team wins Gold
Pasqaule Biondo – The World Champion
Boris Tysebaert – World Champion in PL1 (single trike)
Alex and Marie Mateos
Nicolas Aubert
Sandro Passeri

オゾンパイロットがイタリア選手権で勝利!

イタリアのサンパオロディジェシ近くの小さな飛行場で最近開催されたパラモーターイタリア選手権に12人のパイロットが参加しました。受賞者の皆さんを祝福します!イタリアのトップパイロットらが伝統的大会にオゾングライダーを選択してくれたことを大変うれしく思います。

1位 パスクアレ・ビオンド – ヴァイパー4 

2位 サンドロ・パセリ  – ヴァイパー4 

3位 ラファエル・ベネッティ – ヴァイパー5 

4位 ジアンルカ・カステルッチ – スピードスター3 

次のブラジルで開催されるパラモーター世界選手権でイタリアチームが新しいヴァイパー5に乗るのを楽しみにしています。

オゾンチーム全員から祝福します。

バルトズがPF1ポーランドスラロームチャンピオンを勝ち取る!

アレックス・マテオスが勝利したユトロシン・スラロームカップの直後、他のオゾンチームパイロットの2人ーバルトズ・ノヴィッキとニコラス・オベールが次のスラローム大会ー8月の最終週にポーランドのプシコナで開催されたポーランドスラローム選手権、に参加しました。 

今年はポーランドのナショナルチームとローカルパイロットのほかにカタール、ギリシャ、スペインそしてフランスからの選手が参加しました。

悪い天気にも関わらず15タスクが競われました。ニコラスは大会前にたったの2日間テストフライトした新しいバージョンのフリーライド14で飛びました。バルトズはスタンダードのフリーライド14で飛びました。両パイロットは大会を通して好成績を上げ続け、オープンクラスで2位と3位になりました。バルトズはPF1クラスで全ポーランド選手の中でトップとなり2021年ポーランドスラロームチャンピオンのタイトルを獲得しました。

サイモン・ヴィンクラー(ポーランド)はフリーライド15で飛びPF1クラスで4位となりました。

参加したグライダーの90%がデュデックだったことを考慮すれば、オゾンのフリーライドが表彰台の2つを獲得したオゾンチームパイロットを誇りに思います!

オープンクラス (PF1):

1位 ナイフ・アルーバロシ(カタール)

2位 ニコラス・オベール(フランス)

3位 バルトズ・ノヴィッキ(ポーランド)

ポーランド選手権クラス (PF1):

1位 バルトズ・ノヴィッキ

2位 マルシン・ベルナ

3位 ルーカス・サルシンスキ

オゾンチーム全員から祝福します。

写真:シモン・カレタ

Nicolas Aubert
Nicolas Aubert
Bartosz Nowicki
Bartosz Nowicki

 

Alex Mateos wins Slalom Comps in Poland

During the first week of August Ozone Team pilots participated in the largest international slalom competition in 2021 – Jutrosin Cup.  40 pilots from 12 countries attended the event including best pilots in general ranking. During 5 days pilots flew 15 tasks. 

Alex Mateos (Freeride 14) was a strong leader throughout the competition, winning all tasks!  He obviously finished 1st defending his Slalom Champion title from Jutrosin 2020 (and all the others slalom competition in the past). 

Bartek Nowicki (Freeride 14) and another 4 pilots competed strongly with each other and swapped places several times until the last day when final runs decided about 2nd, 3rd and 4th position. Bartek finished 4rd. 

The only female pilot Marie Mateos finished on the 10th position flying her Freeride 14. 

Szymon Winkler finished 3rd in PL1 (single trike) category flying the Freeride 15. 

Bartek Nowicki reports: “It was very long, tiring but fantastic competition!  I am very happy to be at the top of the World ranking but definitely a little bit disappointed that I missed the podium! Obviously, I made too many mistakes during the competition so I have something to improve in next competition! I would like to thank the competition organizer for the beautiful event and my fans for their support!” 

Alex Mateos says: “I am very happy to win all the tasks! But I can see that competitors are getting closer! The level of the pilot improved as well as the organization of the slalom events”

Congratulations from all the Ozone Team

photos: Szymon Kaleta

 

Ozone pilots win French Championships flying the new Viper 5

Famous paramotor couple and Ozone Team pilots, Alex and Marie Mateos won 2021 French (Classic) Championships 2021.  Alex Mateos finished 1st in overall classification and this is his 10th World Champion Title in a row.  Marie was 2nd and this is her 4th year on a podium. 

Another member of the French National team – Boris Tysebaert – won the 1st place and the French Champion title in single trikes class (PL1). Nicolas Aubert was 6th in general classification. All pilots were flying the new Viper 5. 

Alex and Marie report: “Receiving new wings only two weeks before the competition was a real challenge! But Viper 5 proves to be a perfect competition weapon! It’s features such as high efficiency, wide range of speed, great stability and precise handling are exactly what we need to win classic competition”

Alex says: “The Viper 5 is great fun in precision landing thanks to its amazing long flair! High top speed and stability really helped in all navigation tasks”

Weather conditions were difficult so the competition director had to run many shorts tasks during very few flyable days to get the Championships valid! Total 10 tasks were scored. This year event was visited by top pilots from Spain and Italy. 

Full results here

Congratulations and Cheers from all the Ozone Team 

Photos by  Armelle ANTOINE et Erwan GAREL

Podium PF1
Podium PL1
Marie Mateos

Bartek Nowicki 2nd in The Spanish Slalom Championships

Slalom World Championships 2021 has been cancelled but in 2021 season there are a few events where top pilot from many countries have a chance to meet and compete. Bornos is one of the top locations where back in June took place The Spanish Open Championships. The event gathered over 20 pilots from Spain, Qatar, Poland, Holland, France and Greece. 

Bartek repots: Bornos event gave us an opportunity to train and test new equipment. Unfortunately, top French pilots were absent, except Nicolas Aubert.  The big surprised were pilots from Qatar who train a lot every year in Bornos to be able to fly at really high level.   During one week of competition we had strong winds, which allowed to score only 5 tasks.  I was very happy to finished on the 2nd position flying a completely new gear and beat my team mate Nicolas Aubert and Greek pilot Dimitris Koliakos who was 3rd

I am looking forward to the next round in Jutrosin in Poland! 

Congratulations from all the Ozone Team 

Ric Womersley Wins British Championships!

2021 British Open Paramotor Championships took place in Winglands Airfield,  Lincolnshire on 8th – 10th July 

13 Pilots competed in the championship class with a further 7 more competing in the discovery class designed as a stepping stone into competition.

Ric Womersley won the 2021 Champion title flying the Speedster 3 

Ric reports: “The British Open Paramotor Championships follows an endurance format where tasks are briefed at the start of the competition and then we have flying windows throughout to complete as many of these tasks as possible. 

We had a total of 14 hours of flying windows plus a limited fuel FAI triangle task, 4 spot landings and 4 skittle landings. 

With 16 hours of competition flying over 3 days, this was definitely the most flying I have done in any one competition. Flying throughout the day in some very active skies the Speedster 3 performed impeccably. Its speed and stability allowed me to focus on completing as many tasks as possible, covering over 600 km during the competition. The Speedster’s precise handling and incredible glide meant I hit every spot and scored on all of the skittle landing tasks which also won me the precision trophy” 

Congratulations from all Ozone Team! 

photos: Neil Forster

Marie and Alex Mateos win French Championships 2020

French Championships 2020 took place in early October in Blois. Despite pandemic restrictions and very windy weather pilots flew 8 tasks. Marie Mateos flying Tor 200 and Viper 4 16 was the leader during all competition. Her strongest part economy tasks. Alex flying the new Polini Thor 202 and Viper 4 16 won the last bawling landing tasks and overtook Marie by only 0.25 points! 

Alex says: “Marie was the first but, on the last task, which was a bowling landing Marie pushed 3 and I pushed 5, which puts me in front of her at 0.25 points, the margin is very small!  I am happy to win the French Champion title again but, at the same time, I am a little sad, because I think Marie deserves this first place more than me!”   

Marie says: “I definitely need to practice precision landing in strong winds! I hope in the next French Championships 2021 I have a big chance to be the first!”

Congratulations from all Ozone Team. 

Lubos Halama wins Czech Slalom Championships!

Czech Open Slalom Championships took place in Hustopece, near Brno, Czech Republic from 9 to 12 September. 17 Czech and foreign pilots were competing in class PF1, including 2 top Ozone top pilots Bartosz Nowicki (POL) and Lorenzo Mallegni (ITA) Pilots flew 20 slalom tasks and Lubos (flying Freeride 14) was a leader from the start, following closely by Bartek. In the finals, Lubos defended his first position winning two tasks but unfortunately, Bartosz lost his 3rd position to his polish teammate Marcin Bernat. All pilots show amazing performance in this very radical and technical competition. Congratulations from all Ozone Team!

The best Ozone pilots dominated slalom championships in Poland

Polish Open Paramotor Slalom Championships finished last Saturday after 6 days, 22 tasks flown and finals for best 4 pilots in each competition class.

There were 28 pilots competing in class PF1 (foot launch) and 8 in class PL1 (single trike) The event was the biggest slalom international competition this year with pilots visiting from France, Spain, Belgium, Netherland, Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary.

From the first day it was clear that nearly all best 6 – 7 pilots in the most challenging and prestige class PF1 were flying Ozone Freeride. Alex Mateos flying Freeride 14 took the lead from the day one and won 20 from 22 tasks. He was closely followed by his team mate Nicolas Aubert who was also flying the same wing.
During most competition 3rd placed belonged to a Czech pilot Lubos Halama for whom this event was the first international competition flying Ozone Freeride.

Many fellow competition pilots were truly impressed by the performance of Marie Mateos – the best World female pilot and the only girl competing in slalom. She finished on 6th position overall leaving many really good and experience pilots far behind.

Young Italian pilot flying Freeride 15 – Lorenzo Mallegni – showed his high skills and despite some mistakes and one major collapse, he still managed to finished 5th. He is undoubtedly a growing talent with a huge potential to fight for podium in next events.

The best Polish pilot in the National Team and the winner of 2020 Polish Champion title is Bartosz Nowicki flying Freeride 15. Bartosz defended the title from the last year. This young and skillful pilot showed again that he is still unbeatable.

In class PL1 another polish pilot – Szymon Winkler – flying Ozone Freeride won bronze medal. This young brilliant pilot has a bit less experience than his team mates Wojtek and Pawel but he consistently held 3rd position through all competition showing huge potential for future.

He are the results:

  1. Alex Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
  2. Nicolas Aubert (FRA) – Freeride 14
  3. Dimitris Kolliakos (GRE) – ITV
  4. Lubos Halama (CZE) – Freeride 15
  5. Lorenzo Mallegni (ITA) – Freeride 15
  6. Marie Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
  7. Bartosz Nowicki (POL) – Freeride 15
  8. Milan Clement (CZE) – Dudek Snake
  9. Marcin Bernat (POL) – Dudek Snake
  10. Victor Rodriguez (SPA) – ITV

Big congratulations to all pilots from the Ozone Team. We are truly impressed by the high level of skills of all top slalom pilots and proud that so many of them chose to fly Ozone. Thank you for flying safely.

photos and video by Matias Nombarasco